Obama's New Healthcare Proposal: A Precise Vision Or A Political Football

February 3, 2015 1:35 PM

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When President Obama unveiled his Precision Medicine Initiative, he declared a two-fold challenge. The first was a challenge to advance healthcare technology. The second was directed at his critics to support or work with him on addressing one of the most significant budgets in recent memory. Unfortunately, the latter challenge of cooperation on the overall budget puts the former challenge of a scientific initiative into the realm of simply becoming an unfunded mandate.

With more than three quarters of the Obama presidency completed, both his opponents and supporters entirely agree that he has attempted to make change in healthcare a cornerstone of his legacy. If they are candid, they also will agree that any positive change in healthcare demands a level of innovat...

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